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November 20, 2014

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jonnybardo

Without having read the article (I'll try to later), my response is: Me. I wear my watches 99% for my own enjoyment, because I like the look and feel of them.

I say "99%" rather than "100%" because to a small extent I DON'T wear certain watches because of others. I don't want to wear anything that is too outrageous or noticeable, that will start a conversation I can't really be bothered to have.

I can't think of any watches that I would wear if not for how people would respond, but I just wanted to leave a gap for that possibility. I suppose if I somehow owned a Patek Philippe Nautilus, a Richard Mille, a Ulysses Nardin or some of the Hublot watches (yes, I admit I like some Hublot, the Invicta of the luxury set)--I would be embarrassed about wearing such extravagant timepieces.

Angelo

I'd say 70% for me and 30% for others. In fact, the ratio might even be closer to 65/35. But I realize that most people don't really notice the watch you're wearing----so I don't go out of my way to impress others when it comes to my watches. But I have to admit that a big part of me loves the attention when I wear a watch that gets noticed. It sort of reinforces my purchasing decision when someone likes the watch, wants me to take it off and show it to them, etc. Still---there are watches out there that might get that reaction---that I wouldn't want to own. And there are watches I own and love---that would never get that reaction.

Gary

Today I wore my Seiko Superior SSA051 to Thanksgiving dinner at my brother's house. He asked me about it as soon as I walked up to greet him. I told him I bought it from my friend Jeff from Torrance who found it looked small on his Popeye-sized forearms. I showed him the movement of the rotor and balance wheel through the exhibition back. Later on I showed him how good the lume is. I think he was impressed with this watch, and he almost never wears a watch himself.

herculodge

I'm always fascinated when someone who isn't into watches has a sort of epiphany and you can see the bug growing inside them.

jonnybardo

That brings up a moral dilemma, Jeff. Do we warn them away so as to hopefully save them from the obsession? Or do we gently encourage them so that we feel more justified in our own addiction?

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